VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism (VRQ)

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Qualification Information

VTCT Product CodeHC2C1
Qualification Number601/4555/9
Age Restriction14+
Registration End Date31/12/2016

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Who is this qualification for?

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism (VRQ) is a Technical Award specifically for 14-16 year olds. This qualification aims to support young people to:

develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of the hospitality and tourism industries
develop knowledge which spans the entire vocational sector and related industries
develop academic study and transferable skills that will support progression within the hospitality and tourism industries and more broadly.

Hospitality and tourism has been and remains an extremely popular topic area that many young people are enthused by and aspire to. The aim of this qualification is to use hospitality and tourism as a vehicle to develop learners more broadly, so they are sufficiently prepared and equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in any context.

What will learners study as part of this qualification?

This qualification is made up of two mandatory units entitled, Understanding the Hospitality and Tourism Industries, and Hospitality and Tourism Research Project. In these units, learners will learn about the hospitality and tourism industries and related sectors and how to carry out valid and reliable research. These units will be taught first and underpin all other units in this qualification.

Learners will also be required to complete two of the optional units listed below:

- The Customer Experience in Hospitality and Tourism - in this unit learners will learn about customer needs in hospitality and tourism and how to provide excellent customer service.
- Enterprise in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector - in this unit learners will research and develop new ideas for their own hospitality and tourism business enterprise.
- Marketing Hospitality and Tourism Products and Services - in this unit learners will look at hospitality and tourism businesses and develop their own marketing materials and activities to support a product or service.
- Nutrition and Healthy Diet - in this unit learners will learn about the principles of nutrition and balanced diets and be able to plan and make healthy food choices.
- UK Holiday Destinations and Planning - in this unit learners will learn about the key components of a holiday, UK holiday destinations and be able to plan a holiday.

Through undertaking this qualification learners will also develop a range of transferable skills including:

Critical thinking and being reflective on self-performance and work produced
Use of initiative, planning and researching skills, self-management, self-motivation and the ability to work independently
Innovation and creativity
Application of knowledge and understanding to real life examples and businesses
Problem solving
Communication skills - verbal, written and visual.

In addition to these transferable skills, learning about sectors, carrying out research, exploring businesses and new ideas for businesses, planning marketing activities and producing marketing materials, planning food choices, holiday planning, and providing an excellent customer service are all general skills that be applied to a vast range of topics and will prepare learners to progress to further learning in a broad range of subject areas.

Which subjects will complement this qualification?

This qualification covers a wide range of subject areas and will be well complemented by both GCSEs and other Technical Awards in related subject areas. Specific subject areas related to this qualification include, travel and tourism, geography, maths, English, science and business studies.

Qualification Structure*

Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 units.

Unit CodeUnit Ref.Unit TitleLevelCreditsGLH
UHC4Y/506/6668Understanding the Hospitality and Tourism Industries230
UHC5D/506/6669Hospitality and tourism Research Project230

Optional Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 units.

Unit CodeUnit Ref.Unit TitleLevelCreditsGLH
UHC10A/506/6677Marketing Hospitality and Tourism Products and Services230
UHC6R/506/6670UK Holiday Destinations and Planning230
UHC7Y/506/6671Nutrition and Healthy Diet230
UHC8M/506/6675The Customer Experience in Hospitality and Tourism230
UHC9T/506/6676Enterprise in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry230

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

Centres approved to run this qualification

VTCT accredits centres to offer our qualifications, but cannot advise which centres are running particular courses at any time. Please contact the centre directly to find out if they currently offering your chosen qualification.

NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre NameTelephoneWebsiteLocation
Penrice Academy01726 72163Cornwall
All Saints' Academy01242 711200http://www.asachelt.org/Gloucestershire
Bolton St Catherine's Academy01204 332533Centre's WebsiteGreater Manchester - Bolton
Highbury College023 9238 3131http://www.highbury.ac.ukHampshire - Portsmouth
Bitterne Park School023 8032 5600Hampshire - Southampton
East Kent College01843 605040http://www.eastkent.ac.ukKent
Nottingham University Samworth Academy0115 929 1492Nottinghamshire - Nottingham
Cheam High School020 8644 5790http://www.cheam.sutton.sch.ukSurrey
Herriotts and Millward0121 200 2876http://www.herriottsandmillward.co.ukWest Midlands - Birmingham